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Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2

Ravel / Orchestre National De Lyon / Slatkin
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 34   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Maurice Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales present a vivid mixture of atmospheric impressionism, intense expression and modernist wit, his fascination with the waltz further explored in La valse, a mysterious evocation of a vanished imperial epoch. Heard here in an orchestration by Marius Constant, Gaspard de la nuit is Ravel’s response to the other-worldly poems of Aloysius Bertrand, and the dance suite Le tombeau de Couperin is a tribute to friends who fell in the war of 1914–18 as well as a great
Read more 18th-century musical forbear. ‘It is a delightful and assorted collection…presented in splendid performances by the Orchestre National de Lyon led by their music director, the venerable American conductor Leonard Slatkin.’
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Works on This Recording

1. Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
2. Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
3. La valse by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
4. Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 

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